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Poplar boosts bookletmaking with latest install


Installed at the end of April, the machine represented a circa £80,000 investment for St Helens-based Poplar, which bought the machine from long-time kit supplier Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS) to...

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New print group named


Kicked off by former Gateshead FC owners Richard and Julie Bennett with the purchase of Newcastle Print Solutions (NPS) in August 2018, and boosted with the addition of Hartlepool-based Atkinson in January...

Zenith makes triple Heidelberg digital investment


A Versafire EP and five-colour Versafire EV were delivered earlier this month, while a four-colour Versafire EV will arrive later this week to be installed in the repro department for proofing in an effort...

Digitally printed textiles market to reach €4.9bn in 2023


Data from a new report, The Future of Digital Textile Printing to 2023, shows that in 2018 global value in this market will reach €2.83bn, equating to 2.17 billion square metres of fabrics printed on inkjet...

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Ex-Tradeprint man strikes out with digital flipbook service


Tim Thompson has stepped down from his Tradeprint role as of Thursday 9 May and announced the launch of PrintingFlip, an online subscription service printers can use to convert print-ready PDFs into flipbooks...

Stickylabels sticks with Roland for upgrade to VG2


Having run two TrueVis VG-540s since 2017, the Boston, Lincolnshire outfit has now replaced one with a VG2-540, which was commissioned as of Monday (29 April). It will be used for short runs of printed...

Signs Express Southampton takes SureColor to aid big ambitions


The SC-S80600 was installed on 23 April and cost around £20,000. It was chosen because of its speed, efficiency and the 99.9% Pantone matching of its 10-colour process.
Signs Express Southampton said the...

Print in decline as digital dominates ad spend


In the latest Expenditure Report from the Advertising Association and WARC (AA/WARC), a total market growth of 6.3% ad spend was noted year-on-year to £23.6bn in 2018. In the final quarter of 2018, ad...

Thread Studio grows print side with Roland VersaStudio


The new £6,000 device was installed in March and now runs alongside an OKI C711WT white toner printer and a Ricoh Ri 100 direct-to-garment machine at the firm’s Southampton base.
Printing onto transfer...

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Koenig & Bauer sees revenue growth in Q1


The Würzburg-headquartered group’s revenue was up from €217.3m (£186.4m) in Q1 2018 to €230.7m for the three-month period ended 31 March 2019 while its order intake increased by 10.2% year-on-year from...

Technique bolsters fledgling digital wing with Versafire


The digital press was delivered at the start of April and replaced a five-year old machine at Banbury-based Technique. The machine being replaced was the company's first foray into digital printing after...

Top Signs adds second printer with SureColor install


Installed at the start of April, the new machine will run alongside an HP Latex 570 wide-format printer running applications such as vehicle graphics and wraps.
The SureColor was selected by Hexham,...

Superior ready for increased volumes as new Versafire arrives


The machine was installed today (Monday, 29 April) and will replace one of two existing Linoprint machines at the Bowerhill, Wiltshire business. Applications run through the Versafire will include leaflets,...

Willowbridge Labels enhances digital with Xeikon spend


Installed at the Bury St Edmunds-based company’s premises at the end of February, the entry-level package, which cost the business around £300,000, consists of a Xeikon 3030 web-fed digital label press...

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Stag Print celebrates 40th birthday


Established at a small site in Hanworth, West London in April 1979 by Rajendra Patel, the family-owned company first relocated to Twickenham and then to its current base in Guildford in 2008.
Patel’s...

Xerox margins and EPS up but sales down in Q1


In its results for the period ended 31 March 2019, which were released yesterday (25 April), the manufacturer recorded sales of $2.21bn (£1.71bn), down from $2.43bn a year ago, and down by 7% on a constant...

Charing Cross invests in Xerox Iridesse


The digital colour press was installed at the end of March and replaced one of London-based Charing Cross’ two Xerox Versant 2100 machines, which was traded back to the manufacturer as part of the £200,000...

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Loop Print shuts down as administrators appointed


A statement from RSM Restructuring Advisory confirmed it had assigned partners Jamie Miller and Gareth Harris from its Leeds offices as joint administrators of Loop on Monday (15 April), following a notice...

EFI eyes next stage of evolution after $1.7bn sale


The proposed all-cash purchase by an acquisition vehicle of Siris Capital Group was confirmed yesterday (15 April) and once completed EFI will delist from Nasdaq.
Speaking to PrintWeek last night,...

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